09.02.2011 05.Adar l, 5771
The column that brings you festivals from around the world; this week,salmon and vegetable stew from Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival.
What do the White House, the Spinx, the Brussels Stock Exchange, Hello Kitty, Michael Jackson and the Stature of Liberty all have in common? They have all been sculpted out of snow at Japan’s Sapporo Snow Festival! The festival takes place from February 7-13 in Sapporo, the capital city of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. It started in 1950 with 6 snow sculptures made by a group of high school students. Since then the festival has grown to the point that it now features some 250 ice and snow sculptures, and attracts up to two million tourists every year….